UX Bookclub Beijing

Welcome on the page of UX Bookclub Beijing (China). This is the bookclub for UX professionals in Beijing. Everyone is welcome to join, discuss and have fun. We try to cover the field of UX and IxD in the broadest sense of the word, so not just web. The idea is to have a book event every month.

We are still very small, last meeting only two people so feel free to email and join in at any time! Just drop me an email and put your name in the Members section at the bottom of this page.

Pieterbas Pieterbasklaas at hotmail .com



Next Meeting

Previous Meetings

Book Suggestions

Feel free to add your suggestions to this list:

The Big UX Picture

  • The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity by Alan Cooper
  • Emotional Design: Why We Love (Or Hate) Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
  • Leonardo’s Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies by Ben Shneiderman

Core: Required Readings in UX

  • About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper , Robert Reimann , David Cronin
  • Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites by Louis Rosenfeld , Peter Morville
  • Designing Interactions by Bill Moggridge
  • Designing the User Interface by Ben Shneiderman

Introductions to UX

  • The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web by Jesse James Garrett
  • A Project Guide to UX: For user experience designers in the field or in the making by Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler
  • Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design by Bill Buxton
  • Designing for Interaction: Creating Smart Applications and Clever Devices by Dan Saffer
  • Thoughts on Interaction Design (Perfect Paperback) by Jon Kolko
  • Thoughtful Interaction Design: A Design Perspective on Information Technology by Jonas Löwgren , Erik Stolterman
  • Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design by Robert Hoekman Jr.
  • Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web by Christina Wodtke
  • The Electronic Design Studio: Architectural Education in the Computer Era by Malcolm McCulloughWilliam J. Mitchell (Editor), Patrick Purcell (Editor) (Editor),
  • Digital Ground: Architecture, Pervasive Computing, and Environmental Knowing by Malcolm McCullough

Practice, Methods and Tactics in UX

  • Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning by Dan Brown
  • The User Is Always Right: A Practical Guide to Creating and Using Personas for the Web by Steve Mulder , Ziv Yaar
  • Design Research: Methods and Perspectives by Brenda Laurel and Peter Lunenfeld
  • Rapid Contextual Design: A How-to Guide to Key Techniques for User-Centered Design by Karen Holtzblatt , Jessamyn Burns Wendell , Shelley Wood
  • Contextual Design : A Customer-Centered Approach to Systems Designs by Hugh Beyer, Karen Holtzblatt
  • Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner’s Guide to User Research (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies) by Mike Kuniavsky
  • User and Task Analysis for Interface Design by JoAnn T. Hackos, Ph.D , Janice C. Redish
  • The Persona Lifecycle : Keeping People in Mind Throughout Product Design (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies) by John Pruitt , Tamara Adlin
  • Context and Consciousness: Activity Theory and Human-Computer Interaction by Bonnie A. Nardi
  • Design Research: Methods and Perspectives by Brenda Laurel (Editor), Peter Lunenfeld (Preface)
  • Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior by Indy Young
  • Card Sorting: Design Usable Categories by Donna Spencer
  • Prototyping: A Practitioners Guide to Prototyping by Todd Zaki Warfel
  • Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces (Interactive Technologies) by Carolyn Snyder
  • Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become by Peter Morville
  • Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design by Jenifer Tidwell
  • Designing Social Interfaces: Principles, Patterns and Practices for Improving the User Experience by Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone
  • Search Patterns: Design for Discovery by Peter Morville
  • Modular Web Design: Creating Reusable Components for User Experience Design and Documentation by Nathan Curtis
  • Web Form Design by Luke Wroblewski
  • Web Standards Solutions: The Markup and Style Handbook by Dan Cederholm
  • Designing with Web Standards by Jeffrey Zeldman
  • User-Centered Website Development: A Human-Computer Interaction Approach by Daniel D. McCracken , Rosalee J. Wolfe , Jared M. Spool


  • Don’t Make Me Think: A common sense approach to web usability by Steve Krug
  • Human Factors in Information Systems: The Relationship Between User Interface Designand Human Performance (Human Computer Interaction) by Jane M. Carey (Editor)
  • Web Usability: A User-Centered Design Approach by Jonathan Lazar
  • Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines by Sanjay J. Koyani , Robert W. Bailey , Janice R. Nall
  • Usability for the Web: Designing Web Sites that Work (Interactive Technologies) by Tom Brinck , Darren Gergle , Scott D. Wood
  • Handbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests by Jeffrey Rubin
  • A Practical Guide to Usability Testing by Joseph S. Dumas , Janice C. Redish
  • Prioritizing Web Usability (VOICES) by Jakob Nielsen , Hoa Loranger
  • Designing Web Usability : The Practice of Simplicity by Jakob Nielsen
  • Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability (Paperback – Jun 28, 2002) by Luke Wroblewski
  • Web Site Usability (Interactive Technologies) by Jared Spool , Tara Scanlon , Carolyn Snyder , Terri DeAngelo

Visual Thinking & Info Viz

  • The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, 2nd edition by Edward R. Tufte
  • Beautiful Evidence by Edward R. Tufte
  • Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte
  • Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative by Edward R. Tufte
  • Information Design by RobertJacobson (Editor)
  • Information Graphics: Innovative Solutions in Contemporary Design by Peter Wildbur , Michael Burke
  • Visual Function: An Introduction to Information Design by Paul Mijksenaar


Please format as below to make it a bit harder for spammers to harvest your e-mail. If you're interested in joining, just add your name to the list below, I will use the email for announcements regarding the appointment times.

  • Pieterbas Klaas (coordinator) - Pieterbasklaas AT hotmail com -
  • Wouter Bron woussergmailcom
  • Ma Peng- mapeng83ATgmailcom
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